The Athletic reports that Inter Miami’s pursuit of Jordi Alba seems to be picking up steam.
After departing Barcelona last month, the 34-year-old left-back is now a free agent, and the MLS team, Inter Miami is allegedly growing more optimistic that a deal can be completed.
The seasoned full-back earned 16 significant awards throughout his 11 years and 459 games at the Spotify Camp Nou, including five LaLiga championships, five Copa del Reys, and the UEFA Champions League.
The Spain international would reunite with former teammates Lionel Messi and Sergio Busquets, with Inter Miami’s managing owner, Jorge Mas, revealing that the Herons were in negotiations with Alba last week.
Should Alba join the club, despite being linked with a move to Saudi Arabia, he would not count toward the club’s three designated player slots.
Inter Miami are bottom of the Eastern Conference standings, with 17 points from 20 matches, and nine points adrift from the playoff places, with 14 games to go.